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Largest Black Market: 1,053rd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,318th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,416th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Who needs freedom of speech, when you can have cake?
Overlord Nicolas
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Folanos

Population8.089 billion

CapitalZathora
LeaderOverlord Nicolas
FaithThe Terrestrial Replication Order

CurrencyIguana
AnimalGlowing Iguana and Prickly Squid

The Empire of Folanos is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Overlord Nicolas with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.089 billion Folanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zathora. The average income tax rate is 86.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Folanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,826 trillion Iguanas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 225,738 Iguanas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", and rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Folanos's national animal is the Glowing Iguana and Prickly Squid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is The Terrestrial Replication Order.

Folanos is ranked 110,106th in the world and 638th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 14.48 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Black Market: 1,053rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,318thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,416thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,619thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,852ndMost Influential: 3,162ndFattest Citizens: 3,255thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,433rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,629thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,761stHighest Average Incomes: 3,956thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,983rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,156thMost Avoided: 4,327thLargest Mining Sector: 4,819thMost Efficient Economies: 5,155thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,311thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,642ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,336thLargest Governments: 6,539thHighest Economic Output: 6,746thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,762ndMost Stationary: 8,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,631stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,641stSmartest Citizens: 11,628thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,916thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,949thMost Secular: 12,547thLowest Crime Rates: 12,551stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,273rd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 89th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 89th in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionLargest Governments: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 93rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 98th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning.
  • : Folanos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Folanos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Folanos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Folanos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.
  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, work creation schemes keep the masses occupied with meaningless tasks.
  • : Following new legislation in Folanos, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street.

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